Michael A. Kovar, MD


Specialties
  • Family medicine
3400 California Ave. SW
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-3399
206-320-5506
1740352228

General Information


Biography
My focus is on partnering with my patients to promote healthy lifestyles, and managing health problems with a rational and patient-centered approach.
Specialties
  • Family medicine
Education Background
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my family and outdoor activities such as skiing and fly fishing. We accept new patients with Medicare and DSHS living in specific zip codes only. Please call the office for more information.

Publications

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Family medicine
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • adolescent medicine
  • asthma

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (171 Ratings, 32 Comments)

70

12/25/2016
Provider was very to the point and I felt like I was being rushed.
100

12/06/2016
Dr. Kovar is my doctor as well as my kids doctor. Very happy having him as a doctor.
60

12/06/2016
I feel that this provider is a knowledgable and experienced practioner, but far too rushed in his approach to be able to provide best care. This could well be a systemic problem w/ the practice, I don't know. But as a patient, I find it extremely frustrating. Coming to this clinic feels like being in a factory on a conveyor belt.
100

11/13/2016
Dr. Kovar has been my doctor for over 25 years. I have complete confidence in him and trust his judgment when it comes to my health.
100

11/10/2016
Dr. Kovar is truly remarkable. He is extremely knowledgable, personal, caring. I am grateful and delighted to have him taking care of me and my family.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Kovar is clear, direct, and thoughtful.
100

10/20/2016
Michael Kovar is an excellent doctor!
100

10/11/2016
The only thing is a came in regarding discomfort from a cold and left by getting a flu shot. Dr Kovar went to great lengths to explain to me why at my age it is so important. I really appreciate his concern and explanation.
100

10/06/2016
I've been going to this doctor for over 30 years and am totally confident in him. I trust his advice and recommendations as far as my health. If I have a question, I e-mail him and I get a response within the work day. He e-mails me my test, x-ray, blood results the next day and explains what they mean and what I need to work on.
100

09/27/2016
Dr. Kovar is the best doctor I have ever had. He literally saved my life. I wouldn't go to anyone else for my healthcare.
20

09/25/2016
it's a very apparent that these doctors are overbooked. They actually let you know that they only have a couple of minutes allotted to speak with you. And in my case he kep OKt telling me he really had to go that he was not able to talk to me about more than one issue I was having. the appointment was a waste of my time.
60

08/16/2016
Felt rushed. Hard to get a word in. He sent a referral with incomplete description of my problem because he didn't listen to the complete description of my problem. [...]
20

08/14/2016
I felt like it was a waste of my time, told me to see my regular Doctor. Since Dr [...] retired, I have not seen a new Doctor. He wasn't sensitive at all to my needs. He made sure that I was an inconvenience to his schedule.
60

08/06/2016
A slightly longer appointment for a slightly slower explanation of the treatment, and a print-out for later reference would have been helpful.
100

06/29/2016
Michael Kovar is the best doctor I've ever had. I would (and do) feel comfortable and confident discussing any health concerns with him. He is attentive, responsive, informed, personable, and helpful. I no longer hesitate to seek medical care when needed, and have referred many friends to him.
100

06/23/2016
Dr. Kovar was very efficient and concerned about my problem.
100

06/17/2016
I recomended my friend from the [...] here in Seattle.
80

06/08/2016
Mike is a great doctor. I had the sense that he was being pressured to adhere to a schedule [...]
100

06/07/2016
I recommended Dr Kovar to my husband, and several years ago he was able to become a regular client.
50

05/25/2016
I feel like I have a problem and the Doctor can't figure out what it is and he gets frustrated. I just want to know why I am having pain.
100

05/24/2016
Dr. Kovar is excellent!! He is very thorough and cares about the health of his patients. If I have concerns or questions after I see him, I send him an e-mail and he gets back to me within couple hours even on his days off or when he's on vacation!! His recommendations are always accurate and I always feel better after taking his suggestions.
40

05/19/2016
he downplayed my suffering and didn't seem to understand the magnitude of the pain I was in. he also told me that I was just going to have to deal with the pain and nothing would help
80

05/08/2016
The provider seemed to be in a rush while he was giving me an office procedure.
100

04/27/2016
I'm very happy to have Dr Kovar as my Doctor.
20

04/26/2016
Dr. Kovar was very disrespectful. He didn't listen to me and continuously interrupted me when I actually got to speak. [...]
60

04/26/2016
Dr. Kovac seems to have his own agenda, a valid one, but not necessarily a complete understanding of my health concerns.
100

04/19/2016
[...] Dr.M. Kovar and I trust one another , great relationship..... thanks again
10

04/06/2016
Dr. Kovar was convinced my breathing issues stemmed from not getting a flu shot and did not deal effectively with my asthma. [...] he did not offer a nebulizer treatment which had greatly helped the last 2 times I had been is with this issue. He said to increase my inhaler usage and when I asked how much, he said, "more than you are doing now." [...]
100

03/27/2016
I've been with my care provider a long time. He knows my history and I'm very comfortable with he and his team.
100

03/01/2016
Kovar is the best. My family, friends, boss, former bosses... everyone I respect as being smart people, all see Kovar because he's well known as being the best physician in West Seattle.
100

02/25/2016
Doctor Kovar is a consummate professional. I have been having problems with vertigo. A specialist was not able to correct the problem, but Michael did by prescribing [...]. cleared it right up
30

02/24/2016
This provider seemed too concerned with the medications I was prescribed elsewhere to really pay attention to the matter at hand. He also did not seem to take my concerns seriously and did not adequately explain the blood work he had ordered as if assuming I would understand.
3400 California Ave. SW
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-5506